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Depression and Suicide Awareness

Depression and Suicide Awareness September was National Suicide Awareness Month, so I thought it would be important to touch on a very real condition that takes many lives every day. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide each year.” What we often don’t think about is that…
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December 7, 2018 0

Benevolent Assumption

Benevolent Assumption Most of us know this as a benefit of the doubt. The key concept of giving a benefit of the doubt is that we are no longer fighting against others or ourselves. Instead of fighting, we are working with our surroundings. Assuming the best of everyone is one way of avoiding unnecessary frustration…
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December 7, 2018 0

Major Depressive Disorder and Suicide Awareness

Depression and Suicide Awareness   September is National Suicide Awareness Month, so I thought it would be important to touch on a very real condition that takes many lives every day. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide each year.” What we often don’t think about is…
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October 1, 2018 0

When Social Anxiety Meets The Dating World

Can you be socially anxious AND also be able to date? If you struggle with social anxiety, you might believe that the answer to this question is NO….how can you have social anxiety and be able to go out on dates? Well, good news…. there ARE ways that people with social anxiety can make dating…
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August 20, 2018 0

Fatigue and Chronic Pain

Fatigue and Chronic Pain By: Silva Depanian, AMFT Have you been feeling tired lately? Does the word “tired” not even begin to cover the level of your seemingly constant exhaustion? You might be experiencing fatigue! If you are not familiar with the term, fatigue is not just feeling tired. It is a severe, sometimes incapacitating feeling…
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August 20, 2018 0

Have you ever been hangry? How eating healthy snacks can help manage hunger.

It’s 11:45 a.m., you’re at work, your boss asks you for a favor and you feel incredibly annoyed. You wonder why you’ve been so irritable for the last 30 minutes.  By one o’clock you feel relaxed and once again you have a smile on your face.  What changed in such a short amount of time?…
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July 20, 2018 0

Reframing Thoughts

Utilization of anger management skills and tools is an active process. Implementing them does not come to a complete halt after we notice our decreasing episodes of rage and minimal aggression. It is constant, intentional decision making, alertness to identify our triggers, and choosing to take time to pause and reflect when everything within us…
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April 25, 2018 0

Reacting Vs Responding:

Reacting Vs Responding: When it comes to the context of human interactions, communication and relationships, reacting and responding are mistakenly used as synonyms – when really they are different. Scenario: Think about it, when your boss sends you an email that rubs you the wrong way, or when you receive a text that offends you,…
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February 8, 2017 0

Anger As A Secondary Emotion

Anger is a secondary emotion. It’s a protective emotion covering more vulnerable ones such as shame, and hurt.


January 26, 2015 0

Can Anger Be Controlled?

Anger cannot be controlled but our response to anger is in our control. Anger is an automatic response of the nervous system. When it feels threatened the brain floods the body with stress hormones prompting the body’s fight or flight response. It is extremely important to pause and reflect on your anger and the desired…
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January 21, 2015 0